"Well look into the future," says the New York Times,
"this year you are released from trying to strike matches in the wind."

Still, I remember everything:
Your voice that night -- alive at 6 AM -- when all I'd broke were promises.

So let the rain fall, I kind of want it to.
See what we're made of? Now that everything is new.
It was a slow death, not much dignity.
So let the rain fall and if we drown, it's happily.

I died while I was dreaming,
For a second I stopped breathing and I woke up on the quiet side of town.
Didn't sleep that year at all.
A haze of cigarettes and alcohol, this dust had settled in my eyes.

Still, I remember everying:
Your voice that night -- alive at 6 AM -- when I had made new promises.

So let the rain fall, I kind of want it to.
See what we're made of? Now that everything is new.
It was a slow death, not much dignity.
So let the rain fall and if we drown, it's happily.

Oh, let the rain fall! I kind of want it to.
See what we're made of? Now that everything is new.
It was a slow death, not much dignity.
So let the rain fall and if we drown, it's happily.
..and if we drown, it's happily.
..and if we drown, it's happily.


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    General CommentI really like this song. I discovered it at a point in my life when I was feeling like my future was pretty shitty, but I simultaneously wanted it to be difficult just to give me a break from the mundane comfort of life I'd known.

    I listened to this song a lot, and it made me feel somehow powerfully powerless. Like I was in control of the chaos. It helped me make sense of my uncertain future.

    If I drown, it's happily.

    Keah20on June 01, 2010   Link

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